The restaurants of Savourworld at Kent Ridge, Science Park Drive

(Updated in Sep 2017 to include information provided by Mr Michel Lu and some extra photos)  Compared to the folks living in the East, the residents of West Singapore do not have such a wide selection of dining options and restaurants. We were therefore excited to read the news of the opening of a large 60,000 sq ft dining enclave (30 Jan 2017 article in the Straits Times “Savour the best of both worlds“).  During our initial visit in August, most of the restaurants were operational but only on weekdays.  It seems that they are in the “soft-opening” mode at present. The grand opening is now scheduled for the weekend of 30 Sep to 1 October 2017.   That is when all the restaurants will be ready and open for evenings and weekends.  An Oktoberfest event is scheduled for 13 to 15 October.

 

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Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar @ Savourworld Science Park

The Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar, Science Park Drive is a restaurant in a cluster of restaurants near NUH in Kent Ridge. The cluster is called Savourworld and there are now about 12 restaurants that are operational. We will show you more about it in a subsequent post. All the restaurants looked interesting.  I decided to try the Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar as the Blue Lotus restaurants by Chef Ricky Ng seem to have received many awards. It also had the most outstanding frontage announcing its presence along Science Park Drive.

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New Lucky Claypot Rice, Holland Drive

Singapore food Dictionary

The New Lucky Claypot Rice at Holland Drive Food Centre is a famous claypot rice stall in this part of Singapore.   We had heard about this stall before but had previously not tried it because of the long wait for the food to be prepared. But this time we were in the Buona Vista area and so decided to rough it out to see what it was like.

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ENAQ Prata Shop – new crispy roti prata place at Ghim Moh

When Flock the cafe opened their outlet in Ghim Moh some years ago, we had thought that it would be nice to have a hip cafe in this area without having to travel all the way to Tiong Bahru.  But Flock moved out about a year or so ago and another cafe took its place.  The second cafe also moved out after a while.   The space is now taken over by the ENAQ Prata Shop.  It is the nicest roti prata restaurant we have seen.  Air conditioned and still mostly using chic cafe furniture, it provides a cool alternative to the usual hawker fare available at the nearby Ghim Moh market and food centre.

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Gan Yakitori @ Star Vista – revisited 2017

We last visited Gan Yakitori @ Star Vista in July 2014.  That was when Star Vista first opened. Over the three years or so,  quite a few restaurants have come and gone.  One of the restaurants that have remained since day one is Gan Yakitori.  On our recent visit in 2017, the place was full at lunch time.  The good food and attractive set lunch menus probably have something to do with it.

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Segar Restaurant Star Vista – Halal Zi Char Restaurant

Segar Restaurant Star Vista is one of the several new restaurants that have opened recently in this mall next to Buona Vista MRT station replacing those that have left.  The signboard at the Segar Restaurant Star Vista refers to itself as serving  “Great Tasting Halal Zi Char & Seafood for Everyone!” Now,  this we had to try.

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